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Neck Pain Remedy - Try These 3 Easy Stretches

You have neck pain, you know it, and we know it.  You need to read this…

Everyone experiences neck pain from time to time.  Neck pain is rarely the result of a traumatic event but rather an accumulation of stress to the muscles and the joints of the neck and back.  Chronic neck pain is more of an overuse injury than anything else.  It is an overuse injury in the sense that spending time in positions of poor posture can lead to pain and discomfort. Consider this…the average American spends roughly 10 hours, each day, in front of a screen of some kind.  The crazy thing…roughly 4 of those 10 hours is considered leisure time.  In addition to the screen time, consider the time you spend driving, reading and sitting at the dinner table. These are all positions that can lead to increased pain and discomfort.

Why is neck pain so common?  We noted before that prolonged positions, especially in front of a screen are a recipe...

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Low Back Pain and Tightness Physical Therapy

Do you feel limited by low back pain or stiffness? Are you looking to get out and play golf, surf, lift weights, run, fish, play soccer, or hangout with the grandkids? Then this is the post for you!

 

The Reality

Low back pain is one of the most common problems faced in the modern world today. 31 million people are experiencing LBP at any given time. So if you suffer from low back pain, you’re not alone. There can be many causes for low back pain, including sitting at a desk, injuring yourself while working out, or not working out enough.

How Can Made 2 Move Help?

Sometimes low back pain can go away with some heat and some light exercise (like walking), but these may be temporary solutions and occasionally you might need extra help. Instead of loading your body up with medications to mask the pain, find a solution. This is where we come in. We want to help you get back out to do the things you love. Summer is almost here and we don’t want back pain to slow you...

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Specialized Knee Injury Treatment to Get You Back To Working Out

If you have knee pain, you have to read this. 

We all have activities we enjoy and that require us to be in good physical health. Whether it’s walking, golfing, biking, running, lifting weights, or something else entirely, having physical pain can hinder us from doing the things we really enjoy. There are certain pains that can be more debilitating than others. Having severe knee pain, for example, can mean that short morning walk from your car can turn into a long, painful one.



What can cause knee pain?

While the cause of knee pain can vary, some of the most common causes are arthritis, runner’s knee, tendonitis, meniscus tears, and sprained ligaments. Without proper treatment, knee pain can continue to cause pain for years, and you deserve better! It’s important to find the right type of help to ensure that your knee heals properly and that you stay pain-free. At Made2Move Physical Therapy, we’ll determine the best methods to alleviate your knee pain.




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Strength Training for Runners to Run Faster and Prevent Injuries

I know what you’re thinking: not another blog on running; telling me to stretch, do some cross-training, and buy new shoes. Well this one is different… maybe not completely, but we are going to package it in a sweet doughnut with frosting and sprinkles so it goes down easy.

My name is Yves, I am a physical therapist, and I truly love running. I enjoy just going outside, no equipment needed, and running a mile, or two, or more. I have traveled through a lot of fitness arenas and love most of them. Currently, doing Crossfit, especially the olympic lifting, is my new challenge. Running in some form has always been a part of my workout regimen. I’ve completed a few 1/2 marathons, some 5Ks, 10Ks, and I ran one marathon, “Flying Pigs,” in Cincinnati (there were a lot of hills!)

The main thing we want to learn today (and it’s a universal principle no matter what the sport or activity) is that you need to master the basics first, simplify...

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Signs, Symptoms, and Techniques to Prevent Overtraining

As a Physical therapist I hear very similar stories from friends, family, patients, and especially from people I randomly meet. It goes something like this, “I have this knee pain when I run or workout. I rested it for (insert random #) of weeks/days, and did some exercises I found on WebMD or YouTube. It’s still hurting and getting worse what do I do?” This person is not overtraining. He or she is under-recovering. Let me show you what I mean.

Most people when they talk about overtraining ask, “Am I working out too much, too long, or too hard?” The easy answer is no… but it’s obviously much more complex than that. I want to show you a different way to look at this issue. Overtraining happens when work capacity exceeds your body’s ability to adapt to the training stimulus. The human body, in its ideal state and under the right conditions, is able to take an amazing amount of training, volume, and intensity. We aren’t all...

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Top 7 Strength Training Exercises for Soccer Athletes

AUTHOR: Laura A. Sapper, ATC, SCAT

Dear Soccer players!

Club soccer season is upon us. We hope that you have utilized some of the tools we gave you last month with our Dynamic Stretching and Warm-up techniques. These are essential for reducing risk of injury and optimal performance. If you missed it, check it out here. We are back this month to talk to you about another way to seriously reduce the risk of injury. Here at Made 2 Move, we love rehab and getting athletes back and better than ever after an injury, but keeping athletes on the field injury-free while becoming stronger, faster and more agile is our ultimate goal!.

Today, we want to dig into our second tool – Functional Strength Training!

These simple exercises are going to help make you stronger and more resilient against injuries by strengthening the muscles that protect your joints and increase your power on the field. We recommend adding these to your routine 3-4 times per week. These sport specific functional...

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Dry Needling Physical Therapy for Pain Management in Charleston, SC

Dry Needling

Written By: Dr. Nate Jones, PT

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is the use of thin needles to treat musculoskeletal pain and weakness. The needles do not inject anything (thus the term “dry”), and they are typically inserted into the painful areas within the muscles. Think about how if you grab your upper traps there tend to be tight and tender spots; these would be examples of areas dry needles would be inserted into. Once the needle is in the muscle there are two common techniques that can be used to relieve the painful area (there are other techniques, but they are less common). The first is called pistoning - the needle is moved in and out of the area repeatedly until the muscle twitches. The second is the use of electric stimulation with needles, which surprisingly, tends to be more comfortable for most people - leads are hooked up to one or more needles and electricity is run through them into the muscles, which results in repeated muscle...

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